Wortham Magpiehistorical era: mid 20th century
closed June 24th, 1954
last owner Lacon's
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last updated 07/01/2017
The Magpie closed in 1954 due to "lack of trade". Unsurprising, given the pub's remote location. Though historically, before the mass-migration from the land in the mid-20th century, there were probably a lot of people hereabouts.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
Closure date from Hartismere licensing records.
The name may refer to an ancient meaning for the word magpie, "a half pint".